Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for spring cleaning! Many household cleaning products contain ingredients that are dangerous if accidentally ingested. Specifically, products that contain acids can cause injury to the throat and stomach if swallowed. Common cleaning products that contain acids include oven cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, and drain openers. To keep yourself and others in your home safe, especially young children, consider using homemade alternatives to cleaning products. Baking soda is a versatile alternative to many cleaning products; it’s mildly abrasive, dissolves dirt, neutralizes odors, and cuts through grime. To make your own oven cleaner, mix baking soda with soap or water and use with a sponge. For toilet bowl cleaner or drain opener, mix baking soda with vinegar to create a solution.
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